Does men’s inability to change fuel divorce?

November 4, 2017 22 comments

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Women ask for divorce more than men. This is as close to an absolute fact as you can get when dealing with the tricky subject of human relationships. More than an anecdotal observation, we have statistics which prove this is the case. In the latest set of divorce figures published by the Office for National…

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Could robot lawyers help you divorce?

November 2, 2017 3 comments

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As artificial intelligence (AI) improves by leaps and bounds, more and more jobs traditionally done by humans appear to be at risk. The number of self-service checkouts in supermarkets and fast food restaurants is on the rise, deliveries are being done by drone and manufacturing is becoming increasingly robot-friendly. It doesn’t stop there. If a…

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Divorced women miss out on £5bn in pensions

November 1, 2017 1 comment

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Divorced women in the UK could be missing out on as much as £5 billion in pensions every year. In a survey of more than 10,000 people, more than half of married people said they would fight for their fair share of any jointly-owned property in the event of a divorce. More than a third…

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Online divorce service set for expansion

October 31, 2017 2 comments

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Couples throughout England and Wales may soon be able to divorce online, Her Majesty’s Courts and Tribunals service (HMCTS) has announced. This scheme will be included as part of a £1 billion investment from the government to reform the justice system. Currently, all applications for divorce must be done on paper and sent in to…

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Divorce law ‘increases conflict’ between couples

October 30, 2017 3 comments

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The current divorce law in England and Wales unnecessarily increases conflict between separating spouses, a charity claims. In research published today, the Nuffield Foundation suggested that divorce petitions often do not accurately represent why a marriage broke down and called for the introduction of no fault divorce. Currently, couples in England and Wales who want…

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Women outnumber men in same sex divorce

October 18, 2017 0 comments

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A total of 112 same sex couples divorced in 2016 and nearly 80 per cent of these were female, the Office for National Statistics has reported. Although a small number, last year was only the second year in which divorce between same sex couples has been an option since the introduction of gay marriage in…

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Personality clashes ‘don’t justify divorce’

October 17, 2017 0 comments

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Personality clashes are not sufficient grounds for divorce, the High Court of Mumbai has ruled. Justices the were considering the earlier verdict of a family court in the city of Pune, 92 miles south-east of Mumbai. A local man had filed for divorce, claiming that his wife had been cruel to him and forced him…

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Israeli lawmaker: shame husbands who refuse divorce

October 11, 2017 1 comment

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An Israeli lawmaker has proposed legislation which would publicly reveal the names of any husband who refuses to grant his wife a divorce. Under Jewish law, a marriage can only be brought to an end if the husband agrees to issue his wife with a divorce document called a get. Until this has been granted…

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